savannah (onsafari) wrote,

Lakota secession

The Lakota have seceded from the US. They've unilaterally withdrawn from the treaties signed in 1850 and 1868. From their statement:
Lakotah , and the population therein, have waited for at least 155 years for the United States of America to adhere to the provisions of the above referenced treaties. The continuing violations of these treaties’ terms have resulted in the near annihilation of our people physically, spiritually, and culturally.

This is big news, why does this feel like its being kept secret? FOX is the only "reputable" news source I've been able to find that will verify this story. There's nothing in the local papers or the NYTimes or Washington Post. The littlest Spears is bigger news. This blows my mind. The last time a section of the US seceded, there was a war. Are we trying to sweep this under the rug?

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